Drushti - Eye and Retina Centre & Rajiv Nursing Home

Delay in treatment of re-detachment leads to failure or partial sucess

·         This 17 yr old boy presented to us after being operated for retinal detachment elsewhere, 21/2 months prior to his visit to us

·         At presentation, his VA in RE was HM+, and fundus examination showed a retinal detachment with PVR D3

·         He underwent 2 revitrectomies at our place for recurrent retinal detachment and cataract extraction for mature cataract

·         At the last follow up 2 days back, his VA in RE was HM+

·         This case highlights the importance of timely referral and resurgery. Due to a gap of 2 and a half months between the 1st 2 surgeries, the retina developed scar tissue and does not remain completely attached

dr vatsal parikh